Godβs first commandment to humanity after the Flood was an affirmation of life: He told them to multiply and replenish the earth (Genesis 9:1). The focus of this lesson will be to confront the human attempt to fulfill this commandment. So far, the biblical account concerned individuals (Adam and Eve, Cain and Abel, Seth, and Noah). In this lesson, the stories concern groups of people and have a universal scope. The survivors of the Flood, the three sons of Noah, will generate three branches of the humanity, which will constitute the nations of the world. It seems that humanity is on the right track to filling the earth and bringing Godβs image to the ends to the earth. Yet, the story of the Tower of Babel marks a dramatic break in that momentum. Godβs commission of universality is replaced by the human ideal of unity and uniformity. Humans want to be one, and worse, they want to be God.
Panel: L McDonald, M Baker, J Nicholson and D Marasha
Hosted by: Lorraine McDonald
Aired: Saturday 30 April 2022 9am-11am